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HCV decreasing whereas NASH and ALD increasing as an indication for liver transplantation
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HCV decreasing whereas NASH and ALD increasing as an indication for liver transplantation

Study demonstrates changing trends in etiologies of chronic liver disease and CLF

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  • Journal of Hepatology
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Patients with advanced fibrosis following HCV eradication remains at high risk of HCC

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  • Journal of Hepatology
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HCV: sustained virological response reduces but does not eliminate the risk of HCC

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Trump fires US Surgeon General

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Detecting superbugs becomes super easy

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Doctor jailed for treating alleged members of armed groups

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WHO marks World Malaria Day 2017 today

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World Immunisation Week 2017 kicks into action

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Clostridium difficile infection recurs in 1 in 6 people within 3 months

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  • International Medical Press

Plain cigarette packs may slash smoking rates by 300,000, says review

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Patients struggling with GP access

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  • International Medical Press

RCGP launches six-step election manifesto

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‘Labyrinthine’ health system holding back HIV care

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GPs in England often miss cancer symptoms, says study

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Concern among doctors over DVLA requests

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Hepatol
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DAAs for HCV: study shows 5.7% HBV reactivation rate

HCV relapse in 2 patients was followed by HBV suppression.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Heart Assoc
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HIV: TDF linked to lower risk for heart failure

Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is often used in HIV, despite its association with chronic kidney disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA
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Incidence of infective endocarditis in the US unchanged in past 15 y

Incidence rates have stayed steady, but mode of infection and patient characteristics have changed.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Resp Crit Care Med
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Acute respiratory distress syndrome: the long-term cost to survivors

Survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome frequently experience long-term physical, cognitive, and mental health impairments.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Crit Care Med
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Polymyxin B hemoperfusion confers survival benefit in some patients with sepsis

For patients with sepsis with intermediate risk for mortality, clinicians may wish to consider polymyxin B hemperfusion

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  • Clinical Essentials from Br J Haematol
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HCV: DAAs safe, effective in patients with β-thalassemia, cirrhosis

Data from the largest study to date.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J. Trop. Pediatr
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Chikungunya: highly endemic in the Americas, vertical transmission concerns are raised

Case data suggest vertical transmission leading to Chikungunya congenital infections

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  • Univadis
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Test new prisoners for HCV, says NICE

NICE has issued a draft quality standard that recommends all new prisoners should be offered testing for blood-borne viruses including HCV

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EMA director calls for joint effort to combat vaccine hesitancy
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EMA director calls for joint effort to combat vaccine hesitancy

The Executive Director of the European Medicines Agency blamed vaccine fears on ‘influencers that ignore solid evidence’.

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Standard urine test for UTI questioned
  • BMJ News
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Standard urine test for UTI questioned

Women who consult their GP with symptoms of an uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) can probably be treated without the need for a traditional urine...

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Mass incarceration contributes to racial health disparities in the USA
  • The Lancet
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Mass incarceration contributes to racial health disparities in the USA

Research into interventions, policies, and practices is needed to reduce the harmful effects of mass incarceration

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Virol
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New HIV testing algorithm works in high volume medical center

Recent laboratory advances and CDC guidance have produced a new HIV testing algorithm.

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Sepsis survivors face an increased long-term risk of seizures | AAN
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Sepsis survivors face an increased long-term risk of seizures | AAN

The finding suggests that sepsis is associated with pathways that lead to permanent neurological sequelae.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Med Dir Assoc.
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Pneumonia in nursing home residents: what is the true cost?

The only other study that assessed the cost of nursing home-acquired pneumonia did not include the cost of hospitalization.

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